Sunday, 18 December 2016

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

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Spreading Festive Jeer

Director: Mark Waters
Running Time: 92 Minutes
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Kathy Bates, Brett Kelly, Christina Hendricks

Monday, 5 December 2016

November 2016 in Review

November has left us, and we're one month away from 2017. The past month has left many stunned and in fear, and it's unlikely that will change. For now, here's hoping the Christmas season will help them through a tough time. For me, cinema has always been a great help, and going through films from this year and those considered masterpieces has been a wonderful experience. So, here are the films I saw this past November.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hardcore Henry (2016)

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Director: Ilya Naishuller
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Starring: Sharlto Copley, Danila Koslovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrei Dementiev, Dasha Charusha, Svetlana Ustinova, Tim Roth

Monday, 28 November 2016

Arrival (2016)

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Universally Speaking

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

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Potter meets Pokémon Go

Director: David Yates
Running Time: 133 Minutes
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight

Yoga Hosers (2016)

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Just the wurst

Director: Kevin Smith
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Starring: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Justin Long, Vanessa Paradis, Austin Butler, Tyler Posey

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

31 (2016)

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Zombie's Clowning Around

Director: Rob Zombie
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Malcolm McDowell, Jane Carr, Judy Geeson, Kevin Jackson, Lew Temple

Pete's Dragon (2016)

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A Soaring and Roaring Success

Director: David Lowery
Running Time: 103 Minutes
Starring: Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Oona Laurence, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Isiah Whitlock Jr

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

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Under the Influence of Poor Quality

Director: Mandie Fletcher
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks, Chris Colfer, Celia Imrie, Robert Webb,

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

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Not really Purr-fect

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Running Time: 103 Minutes
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Stewart Head

Monday, 7 November 2016

October 2016 in Review

November has arrived, Halloween has passed us by, and Christmas is getting closer. My month consisted mainly of horror films and more from this very year, resulting in quite the mixture of films to power through. So without further ado, let's see the films I viewed in October.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Switchblade Romance (2003)

Image result for switchblade romance posterAja's film makes quite the switch

Director: Alexandre Aja
Running Time: 89 Minutes
Starring: Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon

The Accountant (2016)

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Someone you can count on?

Director: Gavin O'Connor
Running Time: 128 Minutes
Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor

Friday, 28 October 2016

Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange, wearing his traditional costume, coming out from a flowing energetic portal, and around him the world and New York turning around itself with the film's cast names above him and the film's title, credits and billing are underneath.
Just a Kind of Magic

Director: Scott Derrickson
Running Time: 115 Minutes
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

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Lack of Benefits

Director: Ken Loach
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

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Oil and Trouble

Director: Peter Berg
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson

Monday, 24 October 2016

Trolls (2016)

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Rock and Troll

Director: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn
Running Time: 92 Minutes
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani

Thursday, 20 October 2016

[REC] (2007)

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Camera Horror

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Running Time: 75 Minutes
Starring: Manuela Velasco, Ferrán Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso, David Vert, Vicente Gil, Martha Carbonell, Carlos Vicente

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Supersonic (2016)

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Director: Mat Whitecross
Running Time: 122 Minutes
Starring: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Peggie Gallagher, Tony McCarroll, Alan McGee, Paul Arthurs, Christine Mary Biller, Paul McGuigan

Monday, 17 October 2016

Holidays (2016)

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Holiday Horror

Directors: Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer, Gary Shore, Nicholas McCarthy, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Smith, Scott Stewart, Adam Egypt Mortimer
Running Time: 105 Minutes
Starring: Madeline Coghlan, Rick Peters, Ruth Bradley, Isolt McCaffrey, Ava Acres, Sophie Traub, Jocelin Donahue, Michael Gross, Harley Quinn Smith, Ashley Greene, Olivia Roush, Harley Morenstein, Seth Green, Andrew Bowen, Lorenza Izzo

Friday, 14 October 2016

The Girl On The Train (2016)

The Girl on The Train.jpgA Derailed Journey

Director: Tate Taylor
Running Time: 112 Minutes
Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon

Thursday, 6 October 2016

September 2016 in Review

As we enter into the month reserved for horror, let's cast back at the past month. Certainly a larger number of films viewed from this year, mixed in with numerous animated features and numerous shorts. So, let's see what I watched this past September.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

War on Everyone (2016)

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Cop Out (of Sight)

Director: John Michael McDonagh
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Paul Reiser, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephanie Sigman, David Wilmot

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (2016)

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Let It Be not A Hard Day's Night that leaves you crying for Help

Director: Ron Howard
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Starring: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Costello, Eddie Izzard, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Lester

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

The main character holding a tablet
Baby Love

Director: Sharon Maguire
Running Time: 123 Minutes
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Emma Thompson, Sally Phillips, James Callis, Shirley Henderson, Sarah Solemani, Neil Pearson, Ed Sheeran

Monday, 12 September 2016

Blair Witch (2016)

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Bewitching Woods

Director: Adam Wingard
Running Time: 89 Minutes
Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry

Saturday, 10 September 2016

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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The urge to Purge

Director: James DeMonaco
Running Time: 108 Minutes
Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria, Betty Gabriel, Terry Serpico, Raymond J. Barry, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Bad Moms (2016)

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A mother of a film

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo, Jay Hernandez, Lilly Singh, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony

August 2016 in Review

Funny thing, I posted this yesterday, and have been informed it had disappeared. A quick search showed it'd reverted to a former draft, thanks to a glitch with the Blogger app. How irritating, but regardless, here are the films I saw over the past August.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Nine Lives (2016)

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As fun as coughing up a hairball

Director: Barry Sonnenfield
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines, Malina Weissman, Christopher Walken, Mark Consuelos, Teddy Sears, Talitha Bateman

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Shallows (2016)

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Lively Shark Tale

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Starring: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

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Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes, Harry Enfield, Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddy-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, Seren Hawkes, Hannah Jayne Thorp

Lights Out (2016)

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Bright Filmmaking?

Director: David F. Sandberg
Running Time: 81 Minutes
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Maria Bello

Monday, 22 August 2016

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

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The Dateful Four

Director: Jake Szymanski
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Starring: Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root, Stephanie Faracy, Sugar Lyn Beard, Sam Richardson, Alice Wetterlund, Kumail Nanjiani

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Invitation (2016)

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An Invitation Worth Accepting

Director: Karyn Kusama
Running Time: 99 Minutes
Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aiden Lovekamp, Michelle Krusiec, Mike Doyle, Jordi Vilasuso, Jay Larson, Marieh Delfino, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Lindsay Burdge, John Carroll Lynch

Monday, 15 August 2016

The BFG (2016)

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Dahl turned Dull

Director: Steven Spielberg
Running Time: 117 Minutes
Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jermaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Suicide Squad (2016)

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Squad Goals: To not do this

Director: David Ayer
Running Time: 123 Minutes
Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Karen Fukuhara, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Gods of Egypt (2016)

Against a backdrop of Egyptian pyramids, an ensemble cast of Egyptian gods and humans on differing scales pose.
Blasphemous Filming

Director: Alex Proyas
Running Time: 127 Minutes
Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Courtney Eaton, Elodie Yung, Geoffrey Rush, Chadwick Boseman, Rufus Sewell

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Neon Demon (2016)

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Beauty Queen of the Damned

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Starring: Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

July 2016 in Review

We're now into August, and I've managed to get quite a few films viewed over the past month. So let's see what I managed to watch over the past July.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

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Keep the flashlight on

Directed: Sam Liu
Running Time: 76 Minutes
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

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Won't make viewers go ape

Director: David Yates
Running Time: 110 Minutes
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Me Before You (2016)

Me Before You (film).jpgSobs before Script

Director: Thea Sharrock
Running Time: 110 Minutes
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Clafin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Matthew Lewis

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Independent from Attempt

Director: Roland Emmerich
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Travis Tope, Vivicia A. Fox

Ghostbusters (2016)

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Director: Paul Feig
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Andy García, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Cecily Strong, Neil Casey

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Blog: 2016 - Halfway Through

We're now halfway through our journey in 2016, and it's certainly been an eventful half-year. So, let's take a gander at what's, in my personal opinion, the 10 best and worst films I've so far seen from this year.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

June 2016 in Review

June has come and gone, and so has the first half of 2016. Hopefully no matter how good the years been to you, it'll be better from here on out. In terms of films watched, June was a slow month for me. But when you're let go from your work, searching for something else becomes a sudden priority. But enough about me, let's take a gander at the films I viewed over the past June.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

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Best viewed with Pizza (not Turtle Soup)

Director: Dave Green
Running Time: 112 Minutes
Starring: Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell, Brian Tee, Tyler Perry, Gary Anthony Williams, Sheamus, Brittany Ishibashi, Laura Linney, Brad Garrett

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Official poster shows The X-Men Team with Professor X sitting in his wheelchair, surrounded by friend and foe mutants, with the film's titular enemy Apocalypse behind them with a big close-up over his head and face, with nuclear missiles flying into the air, and the film's title, credits, billing and release date below them and the film's slogan "Only The Strong Will Survive" above.
X-Rated Destruction

Director: Bryan Singer
Running Time: 144 Minutes
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Money Monster (2016)

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Monstrous Business

Director: Jodie Foster
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, Caitriona Balfe

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

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No Strings Attached

Director: Constance Marks
Running Time: 80 Minutes
Starring: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kermit Love

Sunday, 12 June 2016

The Do-Over (2016)

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A Do-Do-Over is Necessary

Director: Steven Brill
Running Time: 108 Minutes
Starring: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Paula Patton, Nick Swardson, Matt Walsh, Kathryn Hahn, Luis Guzmán

Bad Neighbours 2 (2016)

Bigger, Badder, Bloodier

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Running Time: 92 Minutes
Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Mortez, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Dave Franco

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Afternoon Delight (2013)

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No It Isn't

Director: Jill Soloway
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch

May 2016 in Review

May has passed us by, and the prospect of a full-time job hasn't slowed my film watching down. A rewatch of Disney flicks led into a viewing of female-directed pictures, in an effort to catch up on the #52FilmsDirectedByWomen challenge I'm taking part in. I also saw quite a few pictures which cracked my top 100. So, let's see what films I saw over the past month.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

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Will leave you feeling dirty

Director: Dan Mazer
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Starring: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Dermot Mulroney

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)


Director: Duncan Jones
Running Time: 123 Minutes
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Ruth Negga

Monday, 30 May 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016)

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Seven Years Bad Luck

Director: James Bobin
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Lindsey Duncan